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About Kolhapur Startup Mission

Kolhapur Startup Mission is an initiative to develop and enhance the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. Kolhapur Startup Mission (KSM) is devoted to providing support to innovators and entrepreneurs from all industries, of any stage, throughout their entrepreneurial journey.

Our Vision

To strengthen the Startup ecosystem of Kolhapur, making Kolhapur one of the top Startup destinations of India

  • To promote tech-based entrepreneurship & create a culture of innovation in Kolhapur.
  • Create the infrastructure and platforms required for promoting entrepreneurial activities in Kolhapur.
  • To foster startup-industry connections to help startups in Kolhapur scale to their full potential.
  • Promote research and development activities in Kolhapur.

Kolhapur Innovation Challenge

Kolhapur Innovation Challenge is a month-long challenge/competition where we are inviting startups & innovators addressing civic issues faced by the Kolhapur Administration and city. The challenge is brought to you in association with Kolhapur Incubation Center and SIIC IIT Kanpur.

Each selected Startup shall be awarded up to INR 1.5 Lakhs for implementing their idea in Kolhapur. Along with that, each selected Innovative Idea shall be awarded up to INR 1.0 Lakhs for developing their POC/prototype. DY Patil University & KIC shall be offering a seed funding of INR 1,00,000 to the top 5 selected startups, and the selected winners will be eligible for Innovation Fellowship & Prototype Development support up to INR 25.0 Lakhs from SIIC IIT Kanpur.

Focus Areas

If you have a startup, product, or an idea that can solve an issue in any of the following areas, Please Apply Here

  • Water Management
  • Waste Management
  • Air Quality Management
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • E-governance
  • Agriculture
  • Mobility & Transportation

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Mentors

  • Raghunath Mashelkar

    Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar

    Chairman, National Innovation Foundation, DST, Govt of India
  • Shri Satej D. Patil

    Shri Satej D. Patil

    Hon'ble Minister of State (Home & IT), Govt of Maharashtra
  • Dr Anita Gupta

    Shri Ruturaj S. Patil

    MLA, Kolhapur South Assembly
  • Dr. Kadambari Balkawade

    Dr. Kadambari Balkawade,

    IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Kolhapur
  • Dr. Kadambari Balkawade

    Prof. Amitabha Bandyopadhyay

    Professor in Charge, Incubation and Innovation, IIT Kanpur

FAQ

Any Indian startup, student or innovator are eligible to apply.

Each selected Startup shall be awarded upto INR 1.5 Lakhs for implementing their idea in Kolhapur. Along with that, each selected Innovative Idea shall be awarded upto INR 1.0 Lakhs for developing their POC/prototype

The selected startups & innovators will be awarded upto INR 5.0 Lakhs for implementing their technology product and services in the district of Kolhapur through Kolhapur Incubation Center. And the selected winners will be eligible for Innovation Fellowship & Prototype Development support upto INR 25.0 Lakhs from SIIC IIT Kanpur.
The last date to submit the application is 24th January.
No, applications submitted post the stated deadline will not be considered for evaluation.